I must be old school. I thought the reason you pay coaches millions of dollars a year was to win football games.
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The funny part was that the AD actually thinks the he is Harbaugh’s boss or that he manages Harbaugh and I thought the UM fans were delusional. I wonder how it goes after losing 4 or 5 straight to Corch?
The delusion is strong with all athletic administrators. They think they have a handle on the big time money making business of college football. The economic forces pull all the strings– they just dance along with all the other puppets.
They think they’re oil tycoons when they’re really Jed Clampett.
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The only redeeming quality about Corch is that maybe he can Harbaugh fired at Michigan in a few years.
I rather beat one of them with the other. Can’t stand either one, though right now I enjoy seeing Corch annoyed. Harbaugh’s schtick has worn thin, though.
“I’d”…jeez, can’t even rag on someone without screwing up the grammar.
did Jan Kemp teach you English?
Senator kind of touches on why I think sports are so whacked when it comes to salaries. Truthfully, an appropriate salary intended to compensate an individual for the work required as described in a job description would not reach $9 mil and furthermore, paying an exceptional individual more because they are exceptional wouldn’t go that high either. Saban and his colleagues should be compensated at less than half where they are.
The millions can start flowing AFTER they meet goals/expectations and so forth. Pay a coach $800,000 but give a bonus structure. A million for a conference win, 2 mil for a division title, 2 mil for a conference title, 5 mil for a natty. Pay for performance.
I know your not old enough to have even lived during wage and price controls by our benevolent and all caring government benefactors(Roosevelt,Nixon,Carter) but wage and price controls don’t work ,have never worked and will never work. The market can be manipulated, twisted and bastardized but it can not and will not be ignored. If you limited Saban’s or any other head coach’s salary they(the Athletic Associations) would quit paying him as many dollars and than buy him a couple more homes and fund the “Saban Foundation” and pay his family for running the foundation. The point being nobody decides what the market will bear except a willing buyer and a willing seller( i.e. the market). You can find it wacky but the market ,like Saban and Harbaugh, ain’t got time for what you or I think is wacky.
More millennial males know Harbaugh than Saban.
There’s your canary, CFB Overlords. You are now officially baseball with 1/14th the inventory and your labor upheavals ahead if you, not behind.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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